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জাতীয় গ্রন্থাগার দিবস ২০১৮ উদযাপনRole of Library Professionals in Creating Good Citizen and Combating TerrorismTraining on Integrated Library Management System - Koha held at ULAB during 06-08 October 2016Discussion Meeting on Community Library O Milon KendraA day-long workshop on Communication Skills for 21st-century library professionals held on 29 April 2017 at EU

Welcome to BALID

Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists (BALID) is a national association of librarians, information scientists and teachers of information science and library management. It is the only full-fledged professional body in Bangladesh in the field of library and information management. The mission of BALID is to modernize the library and information profession and to uphold the interest of the professionals in Bangladesh. BALID believes that access to information; intellectual freedom and knowledge based society are the key components of development.

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Reception to respected Ms. Akhter Jahan, Member of Parliament

BALID honoured Ms. Akhter Jahan, Member of Parliament with a reception on 24 January 2015.  Since she worked as a library professional for a long time, library professionals in Bangladesh feel proud of her. Due to urgent government responsibility she was unable to be present at the reception physically, but sent her message to the BALID chairman to convey her greetings and good wishes to all the BALID members. She expressed that BALID will continue her journey with great momentum for the development of the library professional of Bangladesh. Her daughter Ms. Nomita Akhtar Mukti, Librarian of Press Institute of Bangladesh received the reception crest from the Chief Guest and addressed the audience.

Celebration of 29th Anniversary of BALID - 24 January 2015

BALID observed its 29th anniversary on 23 January 2014. A celebration ceremony was held on 24 January 2014 at CIRDAP International Conference Center. A short video on 29 years activities and success stories of BALID was shown during the celebration ceremony. All the names of the respected founder members were announced to honour them. Among founder members, Mr. Minhaz Uddin Ahmed, Mr. Harun-ur-Rashid and Mr. S. M. Shamsuzzaman addressed the audience, recalled the past memories, shared their experiences in  the development of the Association, and expressed their highest satisfaction by observing the BALID activities, and initiatives of the young members. To make the celebration more colourful, a 10 pound cake was there and BALID members along with the chief guest and the BALID chairman slice the cake together.

Annual Picnic 2015

The annual picnic of Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists (BALID) is going to be held at Bhuyan Bari, Sonargaon and visit Banglar Tajmohol, Rupganj, Naraynganj. All library professionals are kindly requested to join us. Please confirm us your participation by 10 January 2015.

Workshop on ‘eXe learning’ software - 24 January 2015

Training or Workshop
24 January 2015 - 12:00am to 11:45pm
BALID Institute of Information Management (BIIM) is going to organize a daylong workshop on ‘eXe learning’ software on Saturday 24 January 2015 at CIRDAP Computer Lab, Chameli House, 17 Topkhana Road, Dhaka. This is the first time in Bangladesh, a good number of the library professionals are going to experience with e-learning software.
Libraries used to arrange training program for library instructions, information literacy, e-resource management, reference management, avoiding plagiarism, and many more. In addition to trainings, the users need to practice their learning in a self-learning mode. Furthermore, the users who do not have the chance to attend or the personnel who are very shy or cannot manage time to attend library-arranged program, can practice the same materials through self-learning, and update their knowledge by taking exercise and quiz and monitor their own progress.

Training on Library Automation and Digitization Software 'SLiMS' and 'RFID'

Training or Workshop
24 April 2015 - 12:00am to 26 April 2015 - 11:45pm
BALID Institute of Information Management (BIIM) is going to organize a three day long training programme on Library Automatiomation and Digitization Software 'SLiMS' and 'RFID'. The Training will be held at E-resource Access Centre, North South University, Bashundhara, Baridhara, Dhaka during 24-26 April 2015
Expected Outcome: Participants will be able to install SLiMS and use it by themselves. They will also be able to implement SLiMS at their institutions. Practical demonstration on RFID will aslo be experienced by the participants.

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'SLiMS' and 'RFID' Training Courses 
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Video: 29 years activities of BALID